Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24057/all en Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140418/today-korean-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>April 19</p> <p>1960 -- A pro-democracy civil uprising breaks out. The movement, spearheaded by students protesting widespread vote rigging in presidential elections by then President Syngman Rhee, later led to the downfall of the Rhee government, which had ruled the country for 12 years.</p> <p>1983 -- Notorious burglar Jo Se-hyeong is arrested again while hiding in a house in Seoul five days after he fled during his trial.</p> <p>1991 -- Then President Roh Tae-woo holds a summit on the southern island of Jeju with then Soviet President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140418/today-korean-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Korean independence activists Presidents of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:10:01 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6124726 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/two-boats-270-asylum-seekers-land-italy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.</p> <p>The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&amp;M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.</p> <p>The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/two-boats-270-asylum-seekers-land-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kim Jong-il Korea AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:23:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936657 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/n-korea-protests-uk-over-kim-jong-un-hair-poster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday.</p> <p>The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&amp;M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.</p> <p>The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/n-korea-protests-uk-over-kim-jong-un-hair-poster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kim Jong-il Korea AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:11:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123807 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM offers sympathy to S. Korea ferry victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/japan-pm-offers-sympathy-s-korea-ferry-victims-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's prime minister offered "heartfelt sympathy" on Thursday to those hit by South Korea's ferry disaster and his government offered help with the search, a rare moment of detente between the feuding neighbours.</p> <p>Divers were looking for nearly 300 people still missing a day after the vessel capsized off the southwestern coast of South Korea, with hopes of finding any survivors fading. Nine people have been confirmed dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/japan-pm-offers-sympathy-s-korea-ferry-victims-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Korea Social Issues AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:08:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123784 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea slams S. Korea, U.S. over air exercise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/n-korea-slams-s-korea-us-over-air-exercise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- North Korea lashed out at South Korea and the United States on Thursday over their largest-ever air exercise, calling it a grave provocation against Pyongyang.</p> <p>The North has frequently denounced South Korea-U.S. joint military exercises as a rehearsal for invasion. Seoul and Washington say their annual exercises are defensive in nature.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/n-korea-slams-s-korea-us-over-air-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Korea Member states of the United Nations Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:43 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123730 at http://www.globalpost.com Park visits site of sunken ferry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/park-visits-site-sunken-ferry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye paid a visit to the site where a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast Thursday, as search efforts continued for hundreds of passengers still missing a day after the disaster.</p> <p>The surprise visit shows Park is deeply worried about the fate of those listed as unaccounted for amid fears they could be trapped inside the sunken vessel. Aides said that an anxious Park stayed awake all night before deciding in the morning to visit the site.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/park-visits-site-sunken-ferry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Korea Presidents of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:47:42 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123638 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan PM offers sympathy to S. Korea ferry victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/japan-pm-offers-sympathy-s-korea-ferry-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan's prime minister offered "heartfelt sympathy" on Thursday to those affected by the ferry disaster in South Korea, in a rare moment of detente between the feuding neighbours.</p> <p>Divers were searching for nearly 300 people still missing 24 hours after the huge vessel capsized off the southwestern coast of South Korea, with hopes of finding any survivors fading. Six people have been confirmed dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/japan-pm-offers-sympathy-s-korea-ferry-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Shinz┼Ź Abe Social Issues AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:05:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123590 at http://www.globalpost.com NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 309 (April 17, 2014) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEWS IN BRIEF</p> <p>N. Korean leader pays tribute to founder on birthday</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid respects to his grandfather and founder of the communist country on April 15 marking his 102nd birthday, the North's state media said.</p> <p>Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the body of Kim Il-sung, along with his son and former leader Kim Jong-un, lies in state, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).</p> <p>The founding father died in 1994, and his birthday is one of the most important holidays in North Korea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human Interest Korea North Korea Politics Social Issues Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:33:27 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123549 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea deletes leader's aunt from documentary film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/n-korea-deletes-leaders-aunt-documentary-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is found to have been edited out of a rerun of a documentary film, an official of the unification ministry said Thursday, in a sign that could reinforce speculation that she has been ousted from power.</p> <p>The original version of the documentary showed Kim Kyoung-hui paying tribute to her elder brother, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, at a mausoleum in December 2012, along with Kim Jong-un and other top officials.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/n-korea-deletes-leaders-aunt-documentary-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Kim Jong-il Korea Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:33:12 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123546 at http://www.globalpost.com NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 309 (April 17, 2014) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>INTER-KOREAN RELATIONS</p> <p>Gov't launches land survey for DMZ peace park</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- Despite renewed inter-Korean tension, South Korea has started preparatory work for building a peace park inside the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), officials said on April 16.</p> <p>As part of efforts to boost inter-Korean ties, President Park Geun-hye proposed that the two Koreas build an international park inside the last-remaining Cold War frontier. For the outreach project to Pyongyang, Seoul set aside 40.2 billion won (US$38.4 million) in this year's budget.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Korea Political geography Social Issues Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:32:59 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123544 at http://www.globalpost.com NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 309 (April 17, 2014) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW</p> <p>SEOUL (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronological review of major developments related to North Korea from April 10-16, 2014.</p> <p>April</p> <p>10 A meeting of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces takes place to congratulate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his re-election as first chairman of the National Defense Commission (NDC) of the DPRK.</p> <p>10 A Pyongyang city rally takes place with splendor at Kim Il-sung Square to congratulate supreme leader Kim Jong-un on his re-election as first chairman of the NDC.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140417/north-korea-newsletter-no-309-april-17-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Politics Technology Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:32:10 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6123529 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition party steps up calls for spy chief's dismissal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/opposition-party-steps-calls-spy-chiefs-dismissal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- The main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) stepped up calls on President Park Geun-hye Wednesday to fire her spy chief over the state intelligence agency's alleged forgery of evidence in an espionage case.</p> <p>Prosecutors wrapped up an investigation into the scandal Monday after indicting three officials of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) on charges of fabricating evidence to frame a Chinese-born defector from North Korea for espionage.</p> <p>The results have sparked criticism that NIS chief Nam Jae-joon was let off the hook.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/opposition-party-steps-calls-spy-chiefs-dismissal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Politics of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:17:14 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6122729 at http://www.globalpost.com Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/today-korean-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>April 17</p> <p>1880 -- Japan sets up a legation in Korea.</p> <p>1968 -- South Korean President Park Chung-hee holds talks with his U.S. counterpart, Lyndon Johnson.</p> <p>1976 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Bahrain.</p> <p>2003 -- South Korea sends 20 soldiers to Iraq in its first deployment to the war-torn country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/today-korean-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Korea Member states of the United Nations Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:16:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6122721 at http://www.globalpost.com Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/today-korean-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>April 17</p> <p>1880 -- Japan sets up a legation in Korea.</p> <p>1968 -- South Korean President Park Chung-hee holds talks with his U.S. counterpart, Lyndon Johnson.</p> <p>1976 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Bahrain.</p> <p>2003 -- South Korea sends 20 soldiers to Iraq in its first deployment to the war-torn country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/today-korean-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divided regions Korea Member states of the United Nations Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:16:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6122722 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea officials 'target London salon over Kim haircut ad' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/n-korea-officials-target-london-salon-over-kim-haircut-ad-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un.</p> <p>Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state's mission took pictures of his M&amp;M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London.</p> <p>They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/n-korea-officials-target-london-salon-over-kim-haircut-ad-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Korea Mo Nabbach Politics AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122217 at http://www.globalpost.com